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A Model of the Sea-floor

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners create a paper model to illustrate sea-floor spreading.
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Better By Design

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which modification is the best? Using the scientific method, pairs determine the effects of each control surface on the distance of a glider's flight. The activity, section 16 in a 22-part unit on aviation, allows pupils to gain a better...
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Airplane Tails and Wings: Are You in Control?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Keep everything under control. The activity, the 16th segment in a 22-part unit, provides a more detailed look at the parts of a plane, specifically the control surfaces. Pupils learn about the construction of the wings and the tails and...
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Building-Testing-Improving Paper Airplanes: Head's Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Take foldables to all new heights. Pupils build and fly different types of paper airplanes in the 14th portion of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups collect data on distance and flight time for each plane and compare the data from the...
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Take Off with Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Let's go fly a kite ... oops, a paper airplane! The 13th segment in an aviation unit of 22 relates the parts of an airplane to paper airplanes. Pupils learn the functions of the control surfaces of a plane to really make their knowledge...
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How Do You Find the Scale of a Model?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A model car, a life size car, now compare their sizes. Hmmm. Ok, set up a proportion and then figure out a ratio, and now you can express the relationship in terms of scale. Watch this video and the teacher will demonstrate just how to...
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How Do You Find the Scale of a Model?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A model car, a life size car, now compare their sizes. Hmmm. Ok, set up a proportion and then figure out a ratio, and now you can express the relationship in terms of scale. Watch this video and the teacher will demonstrate just how to...
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Looking Inside The Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the location of structures inside the earth. They conduct research using a variety of resources and use the information to create a model of the Earth that focuses upon the location of...
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Measurement Conversions

For Students 4th - 6th
Start by matching the unit of measurement with its symbol. So pound, for example, would be matched with the symbol lb. Then, measure various lines using inches. Learners also complete imperial conversions. There are 32 problems to solve,...
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Defining Division

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper graders explore division through fair-shares. They will review fair shares and fractions as a segway into division. They start by playing "Share Fairly" game and create mathematical arguments for solving problems. Manipulatives and...
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Two Ways To Divide

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Build on the concepts of shared and repeated subtraction division. The teacher guides the class through using both methods for solving a word problem, including formulating an equation. After pairing off for independent practice, one...
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Patterns and Algebra - Modeling

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Seventh grade math is so much fun! They solve 10 different problems that include using patterns to complete a table, describe the pattern, and identify the specific term in the pattern for each. Then they give a description of the...
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Add and Subtract

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Like the cubs in A Fair Bear to Share, your 2nd grade class will practice adding and subtracting double-digit numbers by grouping, regrouping, and sorting a collection of objects. This requires many resources, but it is well worth the...
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Unexpected Answers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of fairness. In this fairness instructional activity, students play four probability games. Students determine who has the best chance of winning each of the four games. Students discuss which games gave an...
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Summation Notation

For Students 9th
In this summation notation worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 10 different problems that include using summation and Sigma notation. First, they identify the symbol for sigma notation. Then, students study the models shown to...
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Topology - The Mathematics of Distortion

For Students 7th
In this topology worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 12 different problems that include shapes and math distortion. First, they use the forms of capital letters as guides, stretch or bend the shape in the first column into as many...
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Building Your Space Station

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the benefits of the International Space Station. They evaluate the challenges the designers faced when trying to design the space station. Students discuss the use of scale models when designing large structures...
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Baseball Proportion: Student Worksheet

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this mathematics worksheet, learners model a batting stance with a regulation size baseball bat. Then they model the batting stance with a souvenir miniature baseball bat. Students measure the length of each bat in centimeters and use...
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Defining Our Watershed

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students are introduced to the concept of watershed. They make a simple model of a watershed, practice reading a topographic map, and use a topographic map to identify the boundaries of their local watershed
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Magical Courtly Structure

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the creation of a model that is focused upon the theme of an imaginary world. They work in groups to create a magical and courtly structure using modeling clay. Then students talk about...
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Design A Playground

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concept of designing a dream playground. They conduct a survey of specific traits needed for the equipment. Students draw a picture of the ideal playground and then construct a model.
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Making Models To Understand Our Home

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the concept of a model and how it is used to represent something that is real. They recognize how the model can be applied to other types of concepts like the solar system. Students create a scale drawing of a house...
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Practice Equivalent Fractions

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Fourth and fifth graders look at the pictures of nine circle fraction pieces and draw lines between the ones that show the same amount. They label each fraction circle. They split fraction pieces in the next 9 examples, and draw the new...
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Understanding the y-Intercept

For Students 8th - 9th
In this understanding the y-intercept worksheet, students solve 4 problems related to the y-intercept of a graph. First, they explain the relationship between the height of a float in a gas tank and the number of gallons in the tank....
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Formulating and Solving Systems

For Students 8th - 9th
In this formulating and solving systems of equations instructional activity, students solve 4 different problems applying methods of solving equations differently. First, they describe the situation in steps 1 and 2, specifying the...
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Triangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This unit enables scholars to apply the rule for area of a triangle (area equals half base times height). They practice multiplication and division strategies as they calculate areas.
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Multiple Representations in the Real World

For Students 7th - 8th
For this multiple representations worksheet, students solve 3 different problems suing multiple representations in real world situations. First, they solve a puzzle to identify the different representations of the relationship between...
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Using Area & Perimeter

For Students 7th - 8th
In this area and perimeter worksheet, students solve and complete 6 different problems that include a school community yard. First, they use the table to determine the cost for each yard of fence. Then, students determine the perimeter...
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Developing Models

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students understand the concept of a scientific model and how it relates to climate change.  In this obsesrvation and gathering data lesson students design a trial and error model using PowerPoint. 
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Developing Models

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the concept of a scientific model and demonstrate climate change models.  In this scientific lesson students design a model using direct and indirect evidence and use it to make hypotheses.
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Cell Organelles

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students simulate a working cell by making a model. In this cell organelles lesson, students research the cell and create a model of a cell cross section.  Students make observations as they navigate an online site showing the inside of...
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Extra Practice 1.4: Algebraic Equations

For Students 9th - 12th
In this algebraic equations worksheet, students read given story problems, translate them into algebraic equations, draw models of the equation, and solve the problem.  This one-page worksheet contains 18 multi-step problems.
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Mini Mystery Boxes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars use indirect observations to create models.  In this nature of science lesson, students make observations about what they cannot see inside of the mystery boxes to better understand how scientists use indirect observations.
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Gift for the Indians: Model of the Mayflower in the Ocean

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
  Students create a model of the Mayflower floating in the ocean, using a walnut shell and clay.  In this thanksgiving activity, students discover the importance of giving thanks to the Indians that were native to America.  Also,...
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Using Models to Communicate

For Students 7th - 9th
In this models worksheet, students read about how models are used to communicate events or principles in science. They are given an example and answer 4 questions about models. They discuss accuracy and inaccuracy of models. They create...
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Exploring Three-Dimensional Figures

For Students 10th
In this exploring three-dimensional figures learning exercise, 10th graders solve 111 various types of problems that include three-dimensional figures. They create a model of each figure and draw the back view for each one. Then,...
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Modeling in Algebra

For Students 8th
In this modeling in algebra activity, 8th graders solve ten different types of algebra problems, including 5 word problems. They first complete each table, describe the pattern used, and determine the 20th and nth term for each. Students...
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Atomic Models

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explain scientists' ideas about the structure of the atom over the last century. They develop a pictorial history of the changing ideas about the atom and write a caption describing the scientific thinking behind the model.
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A View Of Home From The Front Door and From Space

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover how distance can change how our view of an object. Students build a representative model of where their home is located from different distances. They create three drawn models of their home from various elevations as...
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DNA Model

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to construct a candy model of DNA. They are able to list all of the parts of DNA that they investigated earlier. Students are able to describe what each part of DNA does. They create an edible model of DNA strands.
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Build an Approximate Scale Model of an Object

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a model of an object of their choice using sketches that they have drawn. They study what a scale model is and how to construct one. They examine the uses for scale models and why they are produced.
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Finding Magnetic Fields of Earth

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, in groups, create paper bag "globes", complete with magnetic poles. They use compasses to determine and label various locations (N. and S. Poles, Prime Meridian, Equator, etc.) and finish it by drawing in the continents...
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The Water Cycle--Model Simulation

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners build a model to simulate parts of the water cycle. They recognize and explain the essential elements of the water cycle.
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Museums in the Classroom Pumpkin Project

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Learners identify the 5 stages in the life cycle of a pumpkin. They create a model showing the correct order of pumpkin life stages. They explain a pumpkin's life cycle to a partner, using their model.
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Oil Spill in a Test Tube

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Young scholars develop a test tube model of an oil spill in order to experiment with conditions needed for bioremediation. They apply the principals of experimental design by analyzing a research article on the EXXON Valdez...
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It's All Greek to Me!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
While the ideas for Ancient Greek research are solid, there is little detail to help make your job easier. The focus here is familiarizing your class with online databases and print resources in their school library. After direct...
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Shaded Fractions

For Teachers 4th - 5th
For this fractions worksheet, young scholars look at a graph showing a particular amount shaded; from this, they select the best choice representing the portion shaded. There are three different graphs to identify.
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Number & Operations

For Students 8th - 9th
In this number and operations worksheet, students solve and complete 3 different sections of one problem that uses the Pythagorean theorem to solve. They use the model illustrated to determine the meaning of the Pythagorean theorem....
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Models of Succession

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a model city in order to understand the effects human habitats have on the environment.  In this environment lesson, students examine the effects human habitats have on the environment.  Students create a model city and...
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History of astronomy scavenger hunt

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the basic facts of astronomy and its history.  In this astronomy lesson students study the different models of the universe and their proponents.  Students participate in a scavenger hunt.
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Historical Development of a Scientific Idea

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how scientist's contribute to atomic theory.  In this development of a scientific idea lesson students work in groups and research the development of the atomic model. 
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From Maps to Models

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study topography maps and learn the importance of their contour lines.  In this map lesson plan students create their own topography map. 
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How Creepy!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students observe and measure a model of slow down slope movement.  In this graphing lesson students collect, record, and organize data that apply to models.   
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Making a Model Lung

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explain the parts of the body that are involved in breathing and explore lung function.  In this model lung activity students make a model of a lung then interpret and explain it. 
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DNA and Protein Synthesis in the Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore how DNA fits into chromosomes and how they relate to the human body.  For this DNA lesson lesson students complete web activities that teach them about DNA replication and protein synthesis. 
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Introduction to Algebraic Thinking

For Teachers 9th - 11th
In this introduction to algebraic thinking, students perform given calculations. They draw a sequence of pictures to explain the equation. This five page worksheet contains six multi-step problems.
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The Solar System: How Planets and Other Bodies are Related to the Sun

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars explore size and distance in our solar system. In this lesson on our solar system, students work in groups to research the relative size and distance from the Sun of major bodies in our solar system. They create a model of...
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Distances of the Planets

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders model distance between objects in our solar system. In this solar system lesson, 5th graders use a roll of toilet paper to create a model to scale displaying the accurate distance between objects found in our solar system....
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Planet Size

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders build models of the solar system. In this solar system lesson, 5th graders create a model of the solar system including all the planets, the Sun and our moon. The students are challenged to create the model to scale.
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Take a Stab!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners construct an experiment to test the rigidity of compressed air and its strength. In this earth science lesson, students are divided into groups, and by putting their thumb over the end of a straw, use the compressed air strength...
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Rockets

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students work together in groups of 5 to build a model rocket from a rocket kit. In this rocket lesson, students launch the rocket when it is constructed. The students will use simple materials to build and launch their own model rocket.
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Honors Chemistry I

For Teachers 10th - 11th
In this honor chemistry I worksheet, learners use all available resources to answer each question given. Students apply their knowledge of light, quantum theory of light, Bohr's model, photoelectric theory.
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Interpreting Graphs

For Students 7th
In this interpreting graphs instructional activity, 7th graders solve and complete 8 different problems that include reading various types of graphs to get information. First, they represent one of the 6 situations described and match...
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Modeling Fractions

For Students 5th - 6th
In this modeling fractions worksheet, students observe models of fractions and identify the fraction that is depicted. This one-page worksheet contains 21 problems.
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Visual Expressions

For Students 8th
In this visual expressions worksheet, 8th graders solve 10 different problems that use visual expressions to solve. First, they write the numerical expression for the models illustrated. Then, students use a number line to solve two...
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Mixed Skills Word Problems

For Students 6th
In this mixed skills word problem worksheet, 6th graders solve 10 different problems that include various steps in completing each. First, they determine how many pieces of jewelry that a person had in all. Then, students determine the...
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Word Problem Solving Strategies

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word problem strategy worksheet, students solve and complete 11 different problems and questions related to growing patterns. First, they identify what they know and what information is important. Then, students solve the problem...
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Word Problem Solving Strategies

For Students 6th
In this word problem strategy worksheet, 6th graders solve and complete 11 different problems and short answer questions related to double coins. First, they determine what they know and what is important information. Then, students...
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Scale Factors

For Students 6th
In this scale factors learning exercise, 6th graders solve 10 different problems that include types of scale factors. First, they determine the missing dimensions in each problem. Then, students round their responses to the nearest tenth...
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Word Problem Solving Strategies

For Students 6th
In this word problem solving strategies activity, 6th graders solve and complete 11 different problems and questions related to identifying word problems. First, they explain what the problem is telling them to do and what is important....
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Sample Spaces

For Students 7th
In this sample spaces worksheet, 7th graders solve 10 different problems related to various types of sample spaces. First, they list the sample spaces for both a dice rolled and a card drawn from a bag. Then, students list the sample...
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Other Patterns 1

For Students 9th
In this other algebraic patterns worksheet, 9th graders solve 5 various problems all related to modeling relationships with a linear function. First, they model a relationship between a ball's distance from a golfer and its height with a...
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Multiple Representations in the Real World 3

For Students 8th - 9th
In this multiple representations in the real world worksheet, students solve 4 different problems by applying various representations to each. First, they let s represent the length of one side and t represent the number of tiles, then...
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Multiple Representations in the Real World 1

For Students 8th - 9th
In this multiple representations in the real world worksheet, students solve 3 different problems applying multiple representations to real world situations. First, they determine how many tiles would be needed to create a border and...
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Functions and Models - Week 2

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
In this function worksheet, students read word problems and write functions to solve them. They explore the domain and range of each function. This two-page worksheet contains eight story problems.
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Exam 1 Review - Basic Calculus

For Students Higher Ed
For this basic calculus review worksheet, students write examples and definitions of terms. Topics include the Euler's method, the SIR model, functions, equation of a line and successive approximations. This one-page worksheet contains...
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Dinosaur Designs

For Teachers K - 4th
Students study dinosaurs in science and conduct online research to gather written information about his or her dinosaur. Then, in art class, they sketch their dinosaur and create an accurate three-dimensional dinosaur model out of paper...
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Erosion and Deposition

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study the processes of erosion, transportation, and deposition in soil. They walk outside the school to see examples and then accurately create a physical model which shows each type of soil movement and allows them to...
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Making a Brassica Model

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers apply skills they have learned to construct an accurate model of the Brassica and then work together on a group project. They analyze how the parts of a system go together, and how these parts depend on each other. ...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers K - 3rd
Pupils discover what simple machines are and identify a gear, a pulley, and a lever. In teams, they build at least two models each of simple machines and challenge them with specific instruction cards. Finally, students present and...
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Understanding Distance in Space

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover the vocabulary used for distances in space and review measurement units and instruments before creating a scale model of the planets. They determine how to calculate the relative distances between the planets using a...
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the Naturalist's Notebook

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders, after brainstorming what they already know about trees and what effect the seasons have on them, create a model of a hollow log. They participate in a young naturalist's notebook writing activity while walking outside...
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Groundwater Flow Demonstration Model

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of groundwater that includes aquifers, groundwater flow, and the water table. They participate in activities using a flow demonstration model. Its use engages all types of learners because of its hands on...
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Settling The Wasterwater Problem

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils name models that are representations of larger objects. They suggest ways that industry, agriculture, and mining affect water quality. Pupils demonstrate the use of lagoons for treating wastewater. Students define the following...
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Operations of Polynomials

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the concept of manipulating polynomials. They go through the process of using algebra tiles in order to practice grouping of like terms and model the solving process.
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Have Your DNA and Eat It Too

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the structure and purpose of the DNA molecule. It is constructed with edible products as they are taught about the different proteins that make up the DNA. The outcome of the lesson is students have an edible model...
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Cell Functions

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students research the functions of a cell through using a variety of activities. They are focused on the end result of creating a model of the cell that is labeled with the parts of a cell and how they function.
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Thinking Like An Engineer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore physics. They investigate the strategies used by an engineer to solve a problem. Students construct various models to solve the problem. They display their solutions and explain how they solved the problem.
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Models

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice problem solving using critical thinking and reasoning skills. Classmates observe a mystery box. Using collected information, 5th graders draw a diagram of what they believe the mystery box looks like on the...
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Cell Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video of various cells and organelles. They create a 3-dimensional representation of a cell (complete with organelles) out of everyday objects that function in the same way as the various parts of the cell.
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Lungs in Rib Cage

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students make a model of their lungs using a plastic bottle, modeling clay, balloons, a straw and rubber bands to help demonstrate how the lungs and the diaphragm work. Students construct the model and test it following a brief...
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The Water Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study the process of the water cycle. They will then make a model of the two main parts of the water cycle and practice inferring and predicting to answer various questions about their model.
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Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins

For Teachers K
Students identify and interpret the lifecycle and parts of the pumpkin. Students utitlize interactive ways to discover this process. Students create a big book of their own by researching further information about pumpkins and what...
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Sopay Water

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders design and conduct an experiment to explore the use of several substances in removing soap from water. During this activity they work with a lab partner. They keep their own individual lab notes, after they finish, they...
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Achy, Breaky Nerve

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners will develop models of neurons to understand the function of myelin as it applies to the normal and abnormal transmission of nerve impulses. In addition, the students will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge...
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Respecting Others

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars discuss the meaning of the words respect and disrespect and record examples of respectful things that others do. They work cooperatively in groups to achieve a goal of a popcorn party.
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Building And Launching a Model Rocket

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are introduced to the basic parts of rockets and the physical forces at work in the flight of rockets. They build and launch a model rocket and discuss the challenges of launching a real rocket.
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Avalanche!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students build a model representing a snow-covered mountain out of flour, sugar, and potato flakes. Then they use the model to recreate an avalanche.
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What Makes up an Ecosystem?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders design posters of working ecosystems using pictures from magazines. They label autotrophic, heterotropic, or saprotrophic energy sources, and identify predators and prey.
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Reconstructing the Squares

For Teachers K - 8th
Students visit an outdoors area and mark out a square on the ground that they examine, looking for living and non-living things. They make a model or drawing of the findings from the actual square.
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Eclipse: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Moon's Shadow

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students manipulate and observe a 3-D model which simulates the activity of the Sun, Earth and Moon during a solar eclipse.
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Volcanism

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research the four primary volcano types. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders read through a textbook and make a model of a volcano.  Students then share what they have learned with the class.
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Making Craters

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils study craters and identify the different things that characterize craters.  In this crater lesson students create a model of an impact crater. 
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PERSISTENCE OF VISION

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore how vision effects viewing.  In this vision lesson plan students build a persistence of vision model of flying birds.
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Word Problem Solving Strategies

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word problem strategy worksheet, students solve and complete 11 statements related to solving a word problem in steps. First, they determine what is needed and what is important in the problem. Then, students explain how they...
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Introduction to Modelling

For Teachers 1st
First graders watch as the teacher demonstrates dressing a teddy bear with click/drag on the computer and compare this to dressing a real teddy bear. They practice using computers to build their own pictures with click/drag options....
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Fossils

For Teachers 1st
First graders write a brief informational description of a real life object, person, place or event using information gained from observations. They create their own fossil imprints and write a brief description about the fossil that...
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Humidity Makes Air Feel Even Hotter Part II

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the newspaper graphic found in USA Today to explore quadratic and cubic functions. They use the data in "Humidity Makes Air Feel Even Hotter" to create a context for applying analysis. Students develop a mathematical model...
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Landfills and the Potential for Groundwater Contamination

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils examine how a sanitary landfill is constructed, how it functions, and how waste and leachate affects the areas around the landfill. After a discussion about landfills and leachates, students construct a Sanitary Landfill Model...
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Playground Structure Model

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students, working in groups, design and create a model of a playground shelter, based on specific criteria. Student designs must include research and analysis into weather conditions, safety factors and the cost of the finalized project.
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The Body of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students, in groups, draw a life-size outline of a person on paper. They then place each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on a part of the body, writing the number of the article in the appropriate place (e.g.,...
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Make a Dinosaur

For Teachers K
Students estimate the size of dinosaurs and create a dinosaur model. They create bar graphs of the sizes of dinosaurs one in meters and the other in "student" units. They draw a pictures and add words or sentences about their dinosaur.
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The Water Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students research the water cycle and identify main vocabulary associated with the water cycle. They build and observe a closed system model that demonstrates the water cycle in action.
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The Greenhouse Effect In A Jar

For Teachers K - 8th
Students observe the change in temperature on two thermometer that is placed in direct sunlight or under a sunlamp. They place one of the thermometers under a glass jar and record the temperature change over time.
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Spectral Surprise

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners experience a model that produces, separating, and displaying spectral colors.